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Poster: turnphilup Date: Nov 10, 2011 8:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Dedicated Redux

Had the I-pod on at the gym yesterday and listened to this for the first time in a long time. Forgive me, for I know this has most likely been discussed in a previous thread, but I don't give a shite. First off, IMO some of the songs are nailed in respect to artist and which song they covered.(Dr.John, Los Lobos, Bruce Hornsby, and Dwight Yokem). Some, not so much. The obvious one to me is Midnight Oils rendition of Wharfrat. Don't get that one at all. The artist I kept dreaming for about in this song is obviously Tom Waits. Man, he is made for this song. Midnight Oil would have been better off doing something like Throwing Stone>Morning Dew. The Jane's Addiction Ripple falls just short of glory, but it would have been great to just let them do the entire Other One instead since the jam at the end is obviously headed in that direction. Any one else want to put their two cents in on this subject. Peace

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Nov 10, 2011 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

My favorites from the album are the 2 done by Suzanne Vega.
Her vocals are haunting on China Doll and I also really like what she did with Cassidy!!

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 10, 2011 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

wow talk about disagreeing completely 180. The Janes Addiction Ripple is imo the best cover of a Dead song there ever was. My second favorite being Cracker's version of Loser.Why the hell would I want to hear a wimped/watered down version of a Dead song? Just because a band has credibility in the Dead Head world? It's like listening to David Gans pretend he has a valid music career, I see no point at all. And the Indigo Girls changing a lyric? F*ck that, pick another GOD DAMN song if you don't like that line, they had a million of them. As for Midnight Oil, yeah they knew nothing about the band and were only in it for the cause but at the time I liked hearing a band sound nothing like the Dead do one of their songs.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 10, 2011 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

"It's like listening to David Gans pretend he has a valid music career, I see no point at all."

HA FUCKIN' HA!

You know my take on the Jane cover - same as Jer's. And I agree they should have blown through with full on Other One. Shows they had good taste in which songs they went after.

BTW, Costello is currently collaborating with Hunter...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 10, 2011 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

I thought Lyle Lovett did OK. There was a video online of him peforming FOTD solo at Red Rocks; can't seem to find it now. There a few of him and his band performing it live in a few places.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 10, 2011 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

I'll throw in a vote for Lyle as well. Now there's a guy whose creative mojo just upped and left him - hasn't put out a decent album since The Road to Ensenada back in 96. I'll also give a mention to Zevon and Lindley's take on Casey Jones - right on the money as far as I'm concerned.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 10, 2011 9:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

I think Julia Roberts sucked it out of him.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 10, 2011 9:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

I'm saying nothing. You know I want to - but I'm saying nothing.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 10, 2011 9:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

There was an exchange recently regarding a cricket pitch served up slow and easy to hit...well, here in the U.S. we often refer to such a thing as a fat ball and they don't get much fatter.

I'm at once impressed with your restraint, and at the same time very disheartened that you let your fans down.

Mighty Casey has struck out.

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Nov 10, 2011 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

Fans ????

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 11, 2011 4:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

Sorry.


Fan.


WT needs to get out more.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 11, 2011 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

I'm not the one that got fanned.

Strike-out king?

I may have been better as a cager, but I was no slouch on the field of dreams.

Oh, wait a minute--I got it; how many of Rob's fans can dance on the head of a Troll?

None--even with my pea brain once I am there, there's no room left on the pin?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 11, 2011 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

Seeing as how the majority of Trolls are pin heads, it is a more than relevant question to ask.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 10, 2011 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

I agree with who you liked and would only add Elvis Costello's Ship of Fools was great and I liked Burning Spear's take on Estimated. As for Midnight Oil, i seem to recall that they made a comment in the liner notes about how they couldn't figure out which song to do and almost broke up fighting about it. I think they were only it for the cause. I saw them once, in '94 i think, and in the middle of their concert they started making political statements, that had a local flavor to them. It was clear they had read the Chicago papers that morning and found a cause they felt needed some discussion. I suspect they were doing this in every town on that tour.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Nov 10, 2011 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

The Ripple is by far my favorite of bunch.LOVE IT!!!!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 10, 2011 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

I will only quote my esteemed colleague from "across the pond", "I'm saying nothing. You know I want to - but I'm saying nothing." Thanks rob, I couldn't have said it better, nor with nearly as much restraint.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 11, 2011 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

Not on Deadicated but available somewhere else (I forget where) is Henry Rollins doing a cover of "Franklin's Tower" that is completely and 100% un-recognizable from the actual song. I first thought it was actually a slam on the Dead but Rollins has been quoted as saying he was actually a big fan.

I'm partial to the Elvis cover of "Ship" mostly cuz Elvis is one of my desert island artists but even better is his live acoustic version that includes a verse of "Must Have Been the Roses" inserted between the "SOF".

Also like Cowboy Junkies on "To Lay Me Down" but I know they're too mellow for most people. (and what's up with the "harshed mellows"? Who the hell are they anyway???)

Agree Tom Waits would have been better on "Wharf Rat" but would be better still on "Loser."

Call me crazy but I'd love to hear Beck do "Dark Star." (He already has his own song called "Dark Star" that's not related; I really think his use of electronics and acoustics would work brilliantly on the Dead's version.)


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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 11, 2011 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dedicated Redux

Check out "Fire On The Mountain: Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead" Vols. 1 & 2

There are some really good reggae takes on GD songs...and a few that just don't quite click

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